So, you hygge?
Chances are if you're reading this you probably already practice the Danish trend without even realizing it.
Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga in English) originally comes from a Norwegian word meaning "well-being" and was integrated into the Danish culture in the 1800s. It embodies all things cozy, intimate, and the act of taking pleasure from simple things such as a hot bath at night, sipping warm tea under a fuzzy blanket, or enjoying a homecooked meal with loved ones.
I've been totally onboard with the hygge trend this winter, and one of my favorite ways to decompress, relax, and fully embrace the moment is by turning on some jazz music, pouring myself a glass of peppermint tea, and whipping up a big batch of this cozy, creamy roasted cauliflower bisque.
Not only is it warm, thick, hearty, and delicious, but it's incredibly nourishing with the incorporation of cruciferous, cancer-protecting cauliflower, gut-boosting leeks (a natural prebiotic), and fiber and protein-rich garbanzo beans. It's also very anti-inflammatory and completely gluten-free, deriving its denseness and creaminess from the beans, ghee, and coconut milk. I like to roast the cauliflower before adding it into the soup to give it that extra depth of flavor.
Take your hygge to the next level by lighting a fire or some candles, tossing a big green salad, or toasting some (gluten-free) bread and serving this healing, soothing soup to your friends and loved ones.
Good vibes abound.